Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Remembrance

4th February 20201580774400000 || 1580774400

Golden Dawn FR 8 – 3rd of February 2020

3rd February 20201580688000000 || 1580688000

Maverick AH 16 Creel Co-ordinates – 30th of January 2020

30th January 20201580342400000 || 1580342400

Camann BF 160 Creel Co-ordinates – 27th of January 2020

27th January 20201580083200000 || 1580083200

Ashley AH 90 Creel Co-ordinates – 27th of January 2020

27th January 20201580083200000 || 1580083200

Asterion AH 15 Creel Co-ordinates – 27th of January 2020

27th January 20201580083200000 || 1580083200

Endurance AH 136 Creel Positions – 24th of January 2020

24th January 20201579824000000 || 1579824000

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creel Positions – 21st of January 2020

21st January 20201579564800000 || 1579564800

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creel Positions – 21st of January 2020

21st January 20201579564800000 || 1579564800

Dalwhinnie A 913 Creel Co-ordinates

20th January 20201579478400000 || 1579478400

Interceptor ME 9 Creel Co-ordinates – 20th of January 2020

20th January 20201579478400000 || 1579478400

Wraith ME 8 Creel Co-ordinates – 20th of January 2020

20th January 20201579478400000 || 1579478400

Aurora AH 17 Creel Co-ordinates – 14th of January 2020

14th January 20201578960000000 || 1578960000

Boy Gordon VI A 441 Creel Co-ordinates – 6th of January 2020

6th January 20201578268800000 || 1578268800

Evie M AH 64 Creel Co-ordinates – 23rd of December 2019

23rd December 20191577059200000 || 1577059200

Angus John FR 34 New Box – 14th of November 2019

14th November 20191573689600000 || 1573689600

Vanguard KY 18 Creel Co-ordinates – 4th of November 2019

4th November 20191572825600000 || 1572825600

Leah III PD 140 Creel Co-ordinates – 1st of November 2019

1st November 20191572566400000 || 1572566400

Bella B LH 111 Creel Co-ordinates – 31st of October 2019

31st October 20191572480000000 || 1572480000

Angus John FR 34 Creel Co-ordinates – 28th of October 2019

28th October 20191572220800000 || 1572220800

Makfort FR 170 Creel Co-ordinates – 23rd of October 2019

23rd October 20191571785200000 || 1571785200

Minerva FR 147 Creel Co-ordinates – 17th of September 2019

17th September 20191568674800000 || 1568674800

Kiroan AH 45 Creel Co-ordinates – 16th of September 2019

16th September 20191568588400000 || 1568588400

Evie M AH 64 Creel Co-ordinates – 30th of July 2019

30th July 20191564441200000 || 1564441200

Beeny WK94 – Creel Co-ordinates

24th July 20191563922800000 || 1563922800

Genesis KY 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of May 2019

22nd May 20191558479600000 || 1558479600

Venture AH 36 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of May 2019

22nd May 20191558479600000 || 1558479600

Freedom B Creel Positions

8th May 20191557270000000 || 1557270000

Le Belhara NN 733 Creel Positions – 1st of April 2019

1st April 20191554073200000 || 1554073200

Iris ME 8 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of March 2019

22nd March 20191553212800000 || 1553212800

Lady Ann AH 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 11th of January 2019

11th January 20191547164800000 || 1547164800

Alison Marie K 420 Creel Co-ordinates – 18th of December 2018

18th December 20181545091200000 || 1545091200

Alsvior K 337 – map of gear accidentally towed

5th November 20181541376000000 || 1541376000

Orianne AH268 Creel Co-ordinates 24.10.18

24th October 20181540335600000 || 1540335600

Map of current positions – East of Orkney – 16th of October 2018

16th October 20181539644400000 || 1539644400

Amended – Lost Gear in Orkney – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Peterhead Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Transcription Error

18th September 20181537225200000 || 1537225200

Missing Static Gear – 17th of September 2018

17th September 20181537138800000 || 1537138800

Noronya K 733 Creel Co-ordinates – 5th of September 2018

5th September 20181536102000000 || 1536102000

Southern Belle WK 25 – 6th of August 2018

6th August 20181533510000000 || 1533510000

Vanguard KY 18 Creel Positions – 26th of April 2018

26th April 20181524697200000 || 1524697200

Solis-C ME5 Creel Co-ordinates – 3rd of April 2018

3rd April 20181522710000000 || 1522710000

Lily 5 WK 46 Creel Positions – 26th of March 2018

26th March 20181522018800000 || 1522018800